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Joaquim DaSilva, 75, of Hellertown, PA, passed away Saturday, November 10, 2012 at St. Lukes Hospital in Bethlehem. Born November 2, 1937 in Murtosa, Portugal he was the son of the late Herminia (Tavares) and Jose Luciano DaSilva. He was married to Gracinda T. DaSilva with whom he celebrated 47 years of marriage this past July 3. Joaquim worked as a carpenter for DeMatos Enterprises. He was a member of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Hellertown and the Portuguese American Club in Bethlehem. Survivors: Joaquim will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Gracinda; sons, Fernando T. DaSilva and Jack DaSilva husband of Lesley; and his granddaughter, Abigail. Services: A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Connell Funeral Home, 245 E. Broad St., Bethlehem, PA 18018 from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 1408 Easton Rd., Hellertown, PA 18055 at 10 a.m. Burial will be at Holy Saviour Cemetery in Bethlehem. Online condolences: www.connellfuneral.com.
Published in Morning Call on Nov. 12, 2012